Avondale holding road diet, roundabout demoA map showing a demonstration area for a roundabout and a road diet in Avondale Estates.
Grab some chalk.
Avondale Estates plans to mark up, block off and redirect roads around the intersection of U.S. 278 and Clarendon Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 am to 4 pm. It’s a demonstration that would give residents a glimpse into what life would be like if the U.S. 278 had a roundabout or went on a road diet, narrowing the road.
The event is part of a $62,500 feasibility study, funded mostly with grant money from the Atlanta Regional Commission, to redesign U.S. 278 from Ashton Place to Sams Crossing. The redesign was also a priority project in the city’s recent update of its downtown master plan.
Back in September, the demonstration was pitched as one designed only to simulate a roundabout. Some residents questioned whether the city’s leadership already had decided on one course of action.
The city’s recent announcement says the event will demonstrate two options.